Morrisons has announced plans to create more than 300 new jobs in the latest move to ramp up its fresh meat and bakery offerings.

The supermarket will take on 330 apprentices for its meat and bakery schemes in the coming year – and said it currently has more than 1,000 vacancies nationwide.

Morrisons also said it had handed jobs to more than 4,000 people through so-called Local Employment Partnerships since the beginning of 2009.

“At Morrisons, every employee is given the opportunity of developing their career so they can go from the shop floor to the top floor,” said group HR director Norman Pickavance.

“We make a significant investment in training them all to a high standard, whether that is in traditional skills like butchery and bakery or more general retail food skills and management.”

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